5-at-10

5-at-10

June 17th, 2013 by Jay Greeson in Sports - Columns

We are going to move quickly all week. Lots of moving pieces right now.

So it goes. Before we get started, how good is the Kia commercial with the David Bowie background music. Serious moonlight.

From the "talks too much" studios, like LL Cool J says, don't call it a comeback, we've been here for years.

Rose by any other name

Justin Rose, of England, poses with the trophy after winning the U.S. Open golf tournament at Merion Golf Club, Sunday, June 16, 2013, in Ardmore, Pa.

Photo by Associated Press/Times Free Press.

Congrats to Justin Rose, who became England's first major champ sine 1996. He earned it, playing well Sunday when the pressure and conditions were extreme.

Rose deserved to win and he handled the pressure better than the rest Sunday.

We hate that we expected Phil Mickelson to fold like a lawn chair but he did and we were right.

Side question: If you could win one major, what would it be? Serious moonlight.


We're going back to Miami, Miami

Well, there you go. We said from the get that there is no knowing in these NBA Finals.

Then you look up and we actually are on serve going back to Miami.

As for a recap from Game 5, well, the Big 3 from San Antonio (especially Manu Ginobili) showed out. LeBron James however was hassled throughout.

The Spurs played about as we'll as they could.

Side question: Kudos to the Spurs for finding gems like Danny Green, the former D-leaguer who is on his way to being MVP of these finals.

Side note II: Erik Estrada Spoelstra is getting pantsed in this series.


Braves

Atlanta Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman (5) swings during the fifth inning of their baseball game against the San Francisco Giants at Turner Field, Saturday, June 15, 2013, in Atlanta.

Photo by Associated Press/Times Free Press.

Your Braves are solid. We approve.

We do have a question, though. Leading off the second, Brian McCann faced a shift so severe, that the Lil 5@10 could have laid down a bunt down the third base line for it.

At what point do you give these guys the bunt sign in that situation?


- Alabama got a football commitment from the top-rated high school quarterback in the country. This may seem common place, but it's also worth noting that five-star passer David Cornwell picked the Tide over Oklahoma. Side note: Cornwell gre up in Norman, Okla., loving the Sooners and he still picked Alabama.

- Johnny Manziel took to The Twitter and said he can't wait to leave College Station. Can we have NFL bust for $200 Alex? "The answer is this former college hot shot and renowned party boy was the first freshman to win the Heisman and the latest bad first-round pick by the Oakland Raiders." Bzzzzzz. "Who is Johnny Football?"

- Spy, are you going to get a pair of Bill Horschel's octopus pants? The phrase octopus pants is a) something we never thought we would type and b) trending on social media.

Today's question

Feel free to sound off about any or all of the above.

If you need a talking point, try this one:

Who would you book at next year's Riverbend?

How boss would Bon Jovi be? Or Bowie?

Serious moonlight.